FMS members pay annual dues to support the organization, but we are experimentally offering guest registration for participation in the public forums. Many of the fields ask for detailed contact info, intended to be shared only with other FMS members or FMS administrators. Guests are not required to provide such detailed information, but we do expect whatever you reveal to be true and accurate.

We screen registrations before approval, and if we see deceptive or frivolous registration info, we assume that another spammer is attempting to infiltrate the forums. You will need a working email address to receive the password and activate your account.

You may want to scan the entire page of questions before you start filling out the application...

Please choose a login name that will uniquely identify you among hundreds of members, one that will be easy to remember and type. (Using firstname.lastname will sort alphabetically, helping other members find you more easily.) Logins are case sensitive - a mix of Upper/lower case looks nice, but must be entered that way at each login, so lowercase only is recommended. Don't use a space in your username, even if the canned registration form says they are allowed. For obscure reasons, using a space in your username currently excludes you from accessing some of the password-secured member content on this server.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation and password, but you will be unable to login until it is approved by an administrator (who is alerted by email, and may be playing hookie.) Once you receive another email notice that your account has been approved, your account and password will be activated for login.

Account information
Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, and underscores.
A valid e-mail address. All e-mails from the system will be sent to this address. The e-mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by e-mail.
Please re-type your e-mail address to confirm it is accurate.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
Notifications
The forums you would like to subscribe to.
Contact Info
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
If you are commonly known to your friends by a more familiar name (different from your first name), please reveal it here. (This will be visible to other members and in public posts.)
This is the number assigned to you when you first joined the FMS. It appears on your membership card, and on our mailing labels with your address. If you are not an active member with an assigned membership number, don't try to invent one (you will be banned from the site). The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
If you are in a country where postal codes are listed before the city on mailing labels, please enter your postal code here. (USA members please leave this field blank.) The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Please enter your state or province as it should appear on a mailing label (two letter abbreviation for USA.)
Please enter your country (even if you're in the USA).
USA ZIP+4 code or any postal code that belongs last on a mailing label. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This phone number may be published along with your postal address in the annual FMS Roster issue of the UVWaves newsletter. To minimize unauthorized use of member details, the roster is currently in print form only, and not available online. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This phone number will be visible to other FMS members online. It is an invitation for members to call you. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Enter your email address that you are willing to share with other FMS members, who could unknowingly get a spam virus or otherwise disclose it disregarding our policy. It will not be visible to the public (online). Note that your signup email will also be shared with other members in the published FMS Roster issue of the UVWaves newsletter. The roster is (currently) in print only, unavailable online to minimize unauthorized use. Entering an email in this field invites other members to add the address to their personal email contacts. Members (and non-members) are specifically prohibited from any commercial use or leaking of FMS member email addresses without opt-in consent.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
If we need to contact you, please select your preference: The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Please list any alternate contact methods or instructions, separated by commas or a new line, such as home, office, cell phones or other email addresses. This private info will be available only to FMS administrators. Put each item on a separate line or separate them by commas. No HTML allowed. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Optional - shared only with other FMS members. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Tell only other FMS members about yourself, and your interest in any specific minerals, luminescence, locations, or activities. (Like other optional fields, this can be revised and expanded later at your convenience.) The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
FMS Info
If you wish to receive some FMS mailings (UV Waves) electronically as a .pdf format attachment by email you can choose this option at no charge. (If you also opt-out of the printed snail-mailings, you may deduct $2 from your annual dues.) The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Check this box to NOT receive the UVWaves newsletter by postal mail. Newsletters are available online in full color for viewing and printing. This will save the FMS some expense, our mailing volunteers some time, and is preferred by some members with poor postal service. If you accept this option, you may deduct $2 from an annual dues payment. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
For members that have joined a chapter, list multiple chapters separated by commas.
If you are making a new application for full FMS membership, please indicate your initial dues prepayment method. Dues are described on the Payments Page. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Public
For dealers, museums, and members to share publicly. Enter the full URL as: http://...
Share some info about yourself with the public...
This allows members to list their favorite minerals, one item per line. It is also used to list the minerals carried by a dealer, and to describe the number and types of minerals in a museum exhibit. (This can be left blank and filled in at a later time.) Put each item on a separate line or separate them by commas. No HTML allowed.
For organizing special interest groups, please list any of your interests that you would like to share. We are currently tallying the following areas, but feel free to add any other interests (separate items with a comma or new line): Collecting, Displaying, Field collecting, Trading, Photography, Equipment, Science, Art, Specific Locality X Put each item on a separate line or separate them by commas. No HTML allowed.
Public Listing Info
For our public listings, this is the name of the company, museum, exhibit, or dealer.
For dealer listings, the contact name (even if you already filled in your First and Last name.) For exhibit listings, a museum curator would enter their name here for public contact.
For dealer and exhibit listings, a very brief and concise one line blurb. (Members are welcome to use this field, too.)
For dealers and museums, this phone number will be visible in our public listings.

For dealers and museums, this number will be visible to the public.

Dealers and exhibitors, this field is for your toll-free number only, visible to the public.

Dealers and exhibit curators, you may enter a contact email address for public listing. We will do what little we can to keep it shielded from automated mining by spammers, but be aware that this email address is bound to get spammed one way or another!

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
For dealers and exhibit curators, please list the hours when you are open to the public.

For our listing of museum exhibits, please include any public admission fees (and discounts for our members).

For museum exhibit and dealer listings, please provide any brief directions for public vistors.

For our public listings, please check the list that best applies.
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